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In this section you will find current and recent consultations held by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and a list of forward priorities for consultation.

Any previous consultations not held in this area can be found in our consultations archive.

Forward priorities for consultation:

August 2018: The OAIC will be consulting with organisations, agencies and the community on new and revised guidance and instruments throughout 2018-19. The list below sets out some priority areas. It is not exhaustive and will be updated from time to time. Watch this page for developments.


Australian Privacy Principles

  • New: Guidance to agencies on conducting a PIA for the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code
  • New: Guidance on public release of personal information by agencies (to be undertaken in collaboration with the APSC)
  • Updating: Guide to securing personal information

Credit reporting

Privacy Regulatory Action Guide

Consumer Data Right

  • New: Consumer Data Right Regulatory Action Policy     
  • New: Resources for regulated entities and consumers on CDR complaint processes

Freedom of Information

Current and recent consultations